The 22,000 pasta passes both go on sale at PastaPass.com starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 14.
Two savory passes are available this year including the Pasta Pass and Pasta Passport. Olive Garden plans to offer more than 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes. For $200, the recipients of the pasta passport will receive an eight-day, seven-night, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two - plus their eight-week pasta pass.
The Pasta Pass will give noodle lovers more to chew on with eight weeks of unlimited Never Ending Pasta Bowls for $100. Once overseas, they will visit Siena, Florence, Assisi, Rome, the Vatican City and Pisa. Guests will also taste Tuscan wine, sample Italian Gelato and learn to prepare regional cuisine. The trip includes round-trip flights, four-star hotel accommodations, ground transportation, optional daily cultural and culinary activities and three meals per day.
"The passion of our guests have helped make Never Ending Pasta Pass an annual phenomenon", MaryKate Rosack, Olive Garden's director of marketing, told TODAY FOOD over email.
If you're lucky enough to score a Pasta Passport to Italy from the website, you'll have eight minutes to complete your transaction.